Sept. 1, 2000
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 23 Maryland women's soccer team dropped a hard-fought 2-1 decision to No. 22 Duke in the ACC opener for both teams on Friday night at Ludwig Field. Fresh off a stunning 3-1 upset of No. 4 Penn State, the Terps were aiming for a third straight win to open the 2000 season.
Duke (2-0, 1-0 ACC) opened the scoring as junior forward Sarah Pickens headed home a rebound to give the Blue Devils a 1-0 lead just 20:29 into the contest.
Maryland (2-1, 0-1 ACC) retaliated as sophomore forward Kim King (Media, Pa.) beat Duke keeper Isis Dallis to tie the game at one with 6:11 left in the first half.
But Duke responded just 2:02 later at the 40:51 mark as freshman forward Ali Kopfman took a pass from Brigid Bowdell and beat Maryland keeper Riki-Ann Serrins (Mission Viejo, Calif.) for the decisive goal.
The teams played a scoreless second half as Maryland took six shots, but second-half Duke keeper Thora Helgadottir made three saves.
Overall, Duke outshot the Terps, 13-12. Serrins made four saves in the defeat as she saw her record fall to 2-1-0 in 2000.
Maryland finishes out its three-game homestand next Wednesday, Sept. 6, as the Terps welcome Towson for a 7 p.m. game at Ludwig Field.
No. 22 Duke (2-0, 1-0) 2 0 -- 2 No. 23 Maryland (2-1, 0-1) 1 0 -- 1Scoring: Duke - Sarah Pickens (unassisted) 20:29, Ali Kopfman (Brigid Bowdell) 40:51. Maryland - Kim King (unassisted) 38:49.
Goalies: Duke - Isis Dallis (45 minutes, 3 saves, 1 GA), Thora Helgadottir (45 minutes, 3 saves, 0 GA). Maryland - Riki-Ann Serrins (90 minutes, 4 saves, 2 GA).
Yellow Cards: Duke - Katie Heaps at 88:43. Maryland - none.
Team Stats: Duke - Shots 6-7-=13, Corner Kicks 2-2=5, Saves 3-3=6, Fouls 2-4=6, Offsides 2. Maryland - Shots 6-6=12, Corner Kicks 4-2=6, Saves 1-3=4, Fouls 1-5=6, Offsides 2.